Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
Featured people, organizations and/or projects that are in need of your support are listed below.
AMG Logos bookstores have been around for over 50 years and have faithfully proclaimed the Gospel of Christ to their communities. Currently, AMG has six of these bookstores that are run by national workers, located in Greece, Albania and Spain. The bookstore is an ideal place to share the Gospel, as people are more likely to visit a Logos bookstore before visiting a local church. Here are some testimonies from the bookstore in Patras, Greece:
“It is with great joy that we can share some news about the work that God has been doing lately through our bookstore here in Patras.
A wonderful work is being done through the evangelistic calendars; people speak highly of them because they have found comfort in the words of God. An elderly lady recently told me, ‘I feel that God is speaking to my heart every time I read it.’
A heroin addict for many years comes almost daily to the bookstore and our prayer is that he will get help at a Christian center. He knows that he is a slave to this addiction (by his own admission), but he listens to the Word of God and we are praying that he will come to experience God’s salvation.
Charilaos, who is from the Roma people [gypsies], four months ago gave his heart to Christ after many discussions about Christ’s ministry. He is 28 years old with six children and loves Christ. He has also brought his wife and sister to the bookstore, and after that to the church where they also professed their faith in Christ. He comes to the bookstore every day where He is discipled on God’s truths and the Christian life through the study of the Gospel of John.
A painter has been coming to the bookstore over the last few days to talk and discuss spiritual matters. He is very close to a saving knowledge of Christ.
Like this man, there are several more that come to the bookstore in search of company and Christian knowledge.
I don’t have the time to mention the daily discussions that take place with customers who come simply to make a photocopy, and that leads to discussion about spiritual truths. Several also receive the New Testament and this is very important.
Please pray for us, for God’s protection and the needs of the bookstore.”
Watch "This Week at AMG" to learn about our focus for the month: Media Evangelism. Tasos talks about how Dr. Spiros Zodhiates had a strong passion to get the Gospel out to as many people as possible and saw that buying space on newspapers would help do just that. Then our special guest, Joan Zodhiates, who ministered with her husband for decades, shares the fascinating story of how Media Evangelism began! Follow the link in the video to learn more about AMG Media Evangelism!
At the Dios es Amor (God is Love) School for Special Needs Students in Mexico, many of the students are growing up fast! Ruth Lopez, who oversees the school, has a burden to help the older kids learn a specific trade. A Christian carpenter took interest in helping start a carpentry shop located at the school. On March 13, 2014, the students had their first class! Ruth explains,
“When we started our school almost 8 years ago, most of our students were pre-teens, but the years have gone by, and the kids are growing up. For a long time we have prayed about being able to train the older students for a trade. We are excited that the Lord seems to be opening a door for us to set up a carpentry shop at the school for the older boys. A Christian carpenter, who was also a pastor until he lost most of his speech due to a stroke, is willing to try to help us make the shop a reality. In fact, on March 13, 2014, the kids had their first class. We hope to be able to produce something that is marketable so that someday the project can be self-sustaining, producing income for the teacher, and possibly also for the apprentices.
We have four older deaf boys that are participating in this shop. José Ángel (19) is a bright student who excels in all academics, and loves the Lord with all his heart. His father is an independent brick layer, but does not always have work. When he does have a job, José Ángel helps him after school. Sooner or later, the dad may decide to pull him out of school to help him fulltime. Laying brick does not pay very well, and we hope to be able to equip José Ángel with other options.
José Alberto (16) works at his mother’s flower shop before and after school, but he doesn’t enjoy that work very much, and would love to learn a trade.
Jafet (16) has no particular work aspirations, but he definitely enjoys working with wood, and we hope that this workshop will be an inspiration for him.
Adolfo (15) loves carpentry, mechanics, gardening, and just about any kind of work that requires tools. He is very excited about learning more about carpentry.
As wonderful as this opportunity seems, before the shop can be self-sustaining, we have to equip it. We’ve started with an assortment of rudimentary equipment, mostly borrowed. Please pray with us that the Lord will supply all that is needed to equip the carpentry shop.”
If the Lord lays it on your heart, you can give towards equipping this carpentry shop and other projects at Dios es Amor today!
Tune in to "This Week at AMG" as Tasos is joined by his wife, Margarita, who shares about leading a team of 40 on an educational trip to Greece. On this trip, 31 students and 9 chaperones will learn many new things and even follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul! The team members will learn about how God is working in the bodies of Christ locally and will also experience firsthand the context in which the New Testament was written. Watch the video below and follow the link at the end of the video to subscribe to our YouTube channel!
“When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’ And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately his leprosy was cleansed” (Matthew 8:1-3). Jesus had great compassion on those who had leprosy during his time of ministry and AMG seeks to follow in his footsteps. Over half of the cases of leprosy in the world are in the country of India. Thousands of people suffer from this infectious disease which can cause skin sores and can lead to nerve damage in the arms and legs.
AMG is dedicated to reach out to leprosy victims to help them during all stages of the disease. National Workers travel in medical units to provide treatment to those in the early stages of the disease. AMG’s Valley of Love is a community that provides leprosy patients with a place to live, where they are accepted and loved. AMG operates a hospital that performs surgeries to prevent blindness and food is also given to the patients and their families on a regular basis. AMG India gave an update on a recent project to construct homes for some leprosy patients. They write,
“Since the beginning, service to leprosy patients has been one of the most important activities of AMG India. As part of it services, AMG is running four Leprosy Relief and Rehabilitation colonies in (1) Valley of Love near Simhachalam (2) Bethsaida near Vizianagaram (3) Chengizkhanpeta near Guntur and (4) Titlagarh in Odisha state.
AMG, with support from Woord en Daad, constructed houses for them to lead normal lives with their families and to be rehabilitated in small works to give them human dignity and to keep them from having to beg for help. Besides its own colonies, AMG supports nearly 5,000 more leprosy patients living in other parts of the AP state with monthly rations. These include rice, dal, Cooking oil, soaps and clothes. Today we have distributed housing helps to 26 leprosy patients to build permanent houses and so that they can live peacefully with their families.”
On "This Week at AMG," Tasos interviews Bill Passons, who heads the International Missions Office here at AMG. Bill recently visited the Philippines to tour the disaster area that was affected by Typhoon Yolanda this past year. Bill shares about the extent of the damage and how AMG has been helping and ministering to those who are in need of rebuilding their lives. Bill also talks about AMG's threefold approach of showing Christ's love to the victims of the typhoon. Watch the video below to find out how you can get involved and help the Philippines!
Pastor Jorge Ovando is a national worker who pastors in Argentina. God is using him and his church to do some incredible things in their community. Pastor Ovando speaks at many different conferences and seminars and is devoted to evangelizing the lost using various methods. Below is a letter written to his sponsors sharing the diverse activities and outreaches that are happening in Argentina. He writes,
“It is precious to realize that we depend on God in any situation. Serious inflation in Argentina has put great strain on our financial situation but we carry on as we are able. And our merciful God allow us to do the following things for His glory.
THROUGH OUR BIBLE INSTITUTE (SCHOOL OF MINISTER)
Our Bible Institute is continuing with a wonderful work in training leaders and workers. We have 75 students in the Bible Academy (8 modules to be leaders of the small groups) and 24 students in the Bible Institute (to be ministers, pastor and teachers). We praise the Lord for this potential!
CELEBRATING THE CHILDREN´S DAY
We had a great meeting for the Children´s Day and we preached the gospel in several ways (plays, games, songs, gifts, and characters). Almost 600 children and almost 1,100 adults gathered with us. The biggest school of our city lends us the place to organize and host this party. This experience was a wonderful time. Praise the Lord!
Also we began activities with children in two neighborhood close to Lujan every Saturday.
It was a wonderful experience with 27 women. They return changed after 2 days and half receiving the word of God and a lot of prayers. Praise the Lord.
Also we participate with 18 men, and the same, after 2 and a half days, they changed many things in their life. Praise the Lord! We had marvelous times together. We sing, pray, read the word and reflect with the word of God.
MINISTRY OF GERIATRIC
We are visiting 6 geriatric homes. Almost 100 elders are in them. In October will celebrate a great meeting in our church building for all of them. We are expecting a lot of people, and we give them gifts, play game and preach the word of God. We praise the Lord for this precious ministry!
We thank God a lot for your support and please continue praying for us. We appreciate it very much. God bless you.”
Watch this episode of "This Week at AMG" as Tasos talks about Camp Canaan in Guatemala, where 2,500 children attend each year to have fun and learn about the Lord. Tasos then introduces Steve Corley, who is the Family Pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Steve shares about how the Lord showed the leadership at Woodland Park Baptist Church that they needed to instill a culture of missions in their student ministry. This led them to the conclusion that each of their students need to take at least one mission trip before graduating high school to get outside American culture and grow in their walk with Christ! Find out more from Steve below and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates like this one!
AMG International has multiple support opportunities that will align with your heart in touching the world with God's love. Check out these opportunities today!
AMG's goal in every ministry we undertake is to see the Gospel proclaimed and lives transformed by Christ.
God didn't intend for you to fight life's battles alone. Would you like to know how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?
It is because of God's love that He desires a relationship with mankind whom He has created. Yet because of His holiness, He can have no dealings with sin. That presents a problem...
Each of us has committed acts that are sinful. But more than that, because we are born with a sinful nature, we fall short of God's standard of perfection.
Because God is holy, He cannot look upon sin or accept sinful man into His presence. Yet because of His great love, He has made provision for man's sin...
Jesus is not just a good man, moral teacher or historical figure. He is God in a human body.
The death of Christ demonstrated the love of God and satisfied the demands of His holiness. His perfect sacrifice paid for our sins and took them away.
We cannot come to God on our own terms. God, who created us, has provided a way for us to know Him, but that way is only through His Son, Jesus.
It is not enough to believe intellectually that there is a God, or that Jesus existed as an historical figure, nor is it enough to have an emotional experience. Each of us must respond to God through an act of the will.
Salvation is turning from our old way of living, independent from God, and turning to Him and the new life He offers.
"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." - Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is a result not just of intellectually believing or of having an emotional experience. Salvation comes when we are ready to surrender our wills to Him. It is not just the words we say, but the attitude of our hearts. If you would like to receive Christ, this is the attitude He is looking for...
"Lord Jesus, I need you. I recognize that I am a sinner and I need your forgiveness. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Come into my life as my Savior and Lord. Take control of the throne of my life and make me the kind of person you want me to be."
If you have given your life to Christ, He wants you to grow in that relationship. Here are some things that will help...
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List below are the most common questions that we receive concerning child sponsorships. As always, if you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us directly at 800.266.4977.
Child sponsorship includes prayer and financial support for your child. It costs $32 dollars a month, or $384 a year to sponsor a child. But equally important is the prayer support that your child receives from you. This is the advantage of pairing children with sponsors - the individual attention.
Yes! We encourage you to write to your child . The letters that you write will help build a valuable relationship that your child will never forget. Usually twice a year your child will write to you.
Yes. We do ask that you send money and not gifts-in-kind because of the difficulties involved in shipping packages. The money that is sent for the child will go 100% to the child. Your child's teacher will purchase what the child needs most at that time or you may specify what you would like to have purchased for your child.
Children under the care of AMG receive a hot, nutritious meal and a snack each day along with access to medical care if needed. Children are provided educational opportunities and are tutored if necessary. Childcare center staff members encourage children to take advantage of every opportunity they have to learn new skills. Children are given new outfits of clothing and shoes once or twice a year. Each child is given a clear presentation of the gospel, with the hope that they will become a Christian, and reach his or her world for Christ.
AMG has always approached the care of children with a holistic emphasis...daily food, education, access to medical care and most of all, the gospel. Every child receives more benefits and access to services than any one sponsorship could provide therefore all sponsorship funds are pooled for the maximum benefit of your child and all of those attending their center. Your sponsorship dollars are combined with your fellow sponsors so that every child receives uninterrupted care regardless of the possibility that a sponsor misses sending their sponsorship donation on any given month. Your faithfulness and that of every sponsor giving regularly will ensure the maximum benefits for your child as well as all the children in the Child Sponsorship program.
We understand that circumstances change and sometimes it may be necessary for you to give up your sponsorship. In this situation, notify us and we will begin looking for another sponsor for your child. Meanwhile we will continue the support from the general fund until another sponsor can be found.
While we ask that your sponsorship commitment last at least one year, the length of time during which you sponsor a child is up to you. Sponsorship programs help AMG provide food, clothing, medical care and education to children until they reach age 18. Most of the children AMG serves rely on these programs for their wellbeing. When a sponsorship lapses or is discontinued, AMG will seek out another sponsor rather than discontinue or interrupt the care for that child. Sponsors wishing to extend their relationship with a sponsored child beyond age 18 may do so if the child continues their affiliation with AMG either as a Bible student or National Worker.
AMG sponsors short-term mission trips around the world. Frequently, we will go to countries where childcare centers are located. When we go to the country where your child lives, we encourage you to participate in that trip. Short-term trips are a great way to share the love of Jesus and meet the child that you have chosen to sponsor.
If you are ready to sponsor a child now, write, call, or click here to select a particular child. Or, if you would like us to assign you the child in greatest need, simply write to us. As soon as we receive your first donation of $32, we will send you a photograph and biographical and family information about your child. If you are interested, but have more questions, click here to email your questions or call 1-800-251-7206 and ask for Anna.
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